Borough of Lewistown, PA
Mifflin County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Added 6-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3]
A. 
The Lewistown Rec Center parking lot, which is owned and operated by the Borough of Lewistown, and located at the Lewistown Rec Center, and bounded on the north by Montgomery Avenue and properties of others, on the west by Cherry Street, on the south by Rec Park, and on the east by property of the Borough and others, is established as an unmetered parking lot.
B. 
Except as provided in § 233-82, the maximum parking time in the Rec Center parking lot shall be 24 consecutive hours.
A. 
The parking spaces in the Rec Center parking lot are for the use and enjoyment of persons or groups who rent the Rec Center and hold events at the Rec Center, along with their guests and invitees. Rental of the Rec Center shall include rental of the adjacent Rec Center parking lot. Reserved parking spaces provided under this § 233-82A shall be designated by an appropriate sign or notice.
B. 
The Borough Manager may provide, at convenient and suitable locations in the Rec Center parking lot, parking spaces for persons other than renters of the Rec Center and their guests and invitees, for such periods of time, for such rental charges, and on such other terms and conditions as the Borough Manager may determine appropriate under all the circumstances. A reserved parking space provided under this § 233-82B shall be designated by an appropriate sign or notice.
C. 
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person to park a vehicle in a parking space designated under this § 233-82 which is not designated for that person or the vehicle he or she is parking.
D. 
The Rec Center parking lot may be closed and/or gated at those times when the parking spaces are not being used pursuant to this § 233-82. When the lot is closed it shall be designated by an appropriate sign or notice. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any unauthorized person to open said gate or park a vehicle in the Rec Center parking lot when the lot is closed and/or gated.
A vehicle parked in the Rec Center parking lot shall be parked wholly within the lines or other markings delineating a parking space and shall be parked with its front headed into the parking space. It shall be a violation of this § 233-83 to park a vehicle contrary to the provisions of this section.
In addition to the violations referred to in §§ 233-38 (relating to driving and parking violations at Borough facilities) and 233-39 (relating to repairs prohibited at certain facilities) of this chapter, it shall be a violation of this § 233-84 to do any of the following acts or things in the Rec Center parking lot:
A. 
To park a vehicle or to allow a vehicle to remain parked for longer than the maximum parking time prescribed by § 233-81B.
B. 
In the case of reserved parking under § 233-82, to park a vehicle or to allow a vehicle to remain parked after the period of time (for which the reserved parking space was provided) has expired.
C. 
Except where permission has been granted by the Borough Council, the Borough Manager, or the Chief of Police, to drive or park any type or class of vehicle which is longer or wider than a luxury-size passenger automobile.
For the power of Council to establish special-purpose parking spaces in an unmetered parking lot, see § 233-35 (relating to special-purpose parking spaces; parking spaces reserved for handicapped individuals; parking otherwise prohibited) of this chapter.
A. 
Any person who violates § 233-82, 233-83 or 233-84 of this Article X shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and the costs of prosecution.
B. 
In enforcing and administering § 233-82, 233-83 or 233-84, it shall be the duty of a police officer or a parking enforcement officer of the Borough to report to the Police Department office:
(1) 
The state license number and the make of a vehicle parked or driven in violation of § 233-82, 233-83 or 233-84;
(2) 
The date and time when the violation occurred;
(3) 
The nature of the violation;
(4) 
The section of this Article X which has been violated; and
(5) 
Any other relevant facts necessary to understand the circumstances attending the violation.
C. 
In addition to the report made under § 233-86B, the police officer or parking enforcement officer shall place on the vehicle a courtesy ticket containing:
(1) 
The information referred to in Subsection B(1), (2) and (3);
(2) 
A notice substantially to the effect that the owner or operator of the vehicle may, within seven days after the date noted on the ticket, pay at the Lewistown Municipal Building as the penalty cost for the violation:
(a) 
For violation of § 233-82, 233-83 or 233-84: $5.
(3) 
And a warning substantially to the effect that, if the penalty cost is not paid within the seven-day period after the date noted on the ticket, a summons will be issued by a Magisterial District Judge, and a fine will be imposed and costs of prosecution added.
D. 
An owner or operator who does not pay the penalty cost within the seven-day period set forth in Subsection C shall be subject to prosecution and conviction, and to payment of the fine and costs of prosecution under Subsection A of this section.
E. 
Exoneration. For the authority and power of certain designated personnel in the Police Department to exonerate a person who has violated § 233-82, 233-83 or 233-84 from payment of the penalty cost referred to in Subsection C(2) or from prosecution under Subsection D, see Chapter 46, § 46-16 (relating to the authority and power to exonerate persons from paying certain traffic and parking fines).